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lxc-ls | sort -u | xargs -i sudo lxc-info -n {}
2011-10-28 11:10:02
User: Rhonda
Functions: sort sudo xargs
Tags: status lxc
0

This short snippet outputs the state of all containers available on your system. It is quite helpful to see which ones are running and which are stopped. Please notice that the "sort -u" is needed, otherwise running containers will be reported twice (see output of "lxc-ls" on its own for why)

function whichpkg() { readlink -f "$(which $1)" | xargs --no-run-if-empty dpkg -S; }
2011-10-28 02:53:19
User: b_t
Functions: readlink xargs
6

This revision to my command (command #8851) was called for when it failed to find the parent

package of 'rlogin', which is really a deep symbolic link to /usr/bin/ssh.

This revision fixes this newfound issue, while ensuring fixes of other older issues work too.

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rename 's/\ //g'
2011-10-25 21:46:36
Functions: find rename xargs
1

delete file name space

the rename is rename perl version

unzip -l filename.zip |awk '{ if($4 != "Name" && $4 != "----") print $4}'|xargs -t rm -rf {}
2011-10-20 18:54:15
User: hk0i
Functions: awk rm xargs
Tags: awk xargs unzip rm
0

Sometimes you unzip a file that has no root folder and it spews files all over the place. This will clean up all of those files by deleting them.

grep -rlZ oldstring . | xargs -0 sed -i -e 's/oldstring/newstring/'
2011-10-18 19:14:02
Functions: grep sed xargs
Tags: sed
1

Using -Z with grep and -0 with xargs handles file names with spaces and special characters.

#!/bin/bash find | grep -P -v "(class)|(zip)|(png)|(gz)|(gif)|(jpeg)|(jpg)" | xargs -I @ grep -H $1 @
2011-10-14 13:28:49
User: kirdie
Functions: find grep xargs
Tags: find grep
-1

calls grep on all non-binary files returned by find on its current working directory

for each in /usr/bin/*; do echo $each | sed 's/\/usr\/bin\///' | xargs touch; done
2011-10-13 19:14:34
User: evil
Functions: echo sed xargs
1

This will make a false directory with the same file names as whatever directory you choose. This is wise to use when testing scripts that alter contents, filenames, or move files. I wrote this after an OOPS I made when renaming a directory of JPGs, PNGs, PSDs that were mixed. I recommend this as I lost over 2000 vacation pictures and some graphics I designed for software and web sites. :(

NOTE: This only creates name copies, that data itself is not copied.

svn status|grep -iR '^!'|sed 's/!/ /g'|xargs -i svn rm '{}'
2011-10-06 08:11:25
User: erdeszt
Functions: grep rm sed xargs
Tags: svn sed xargs grep
0

Helps if you accidentally deleted files from an svn repo with plain rm and you would like to mark them for svn to delete too.

LC_ALL=C diff -q dir1 dir2 | grep differ | awk '{ print $2, $4 }' | xargs -n 2 gvim --nofork -d
2011-09-06 11:50:33
User: brock
Functions: awk diff grep xargs
0

LC_ALL=C is here to always grep on "differ" whatever your language env.

xargs -n 2 to run gvim -d with 2 arguments

gvim --nofork to use only one instance of gvim

find . -type f | xargs grep -n "Old Text" | tee filesChanged.txt | sed 's/:.*$//' | xargs sed -i 's/Old Text/New Text/g
find -iname \*.pdf -print0 | xargs -0 pdfgrep -i "my search text"
svn st -q | cut -c 2- | tr -d ' ' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
2011-08-31 10:30:29
User: titus
Functions: cut tar tr xargs
1

This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)

find . -type f | xargs grep -l "string"
2011-08-30 13:22:42
User: Neo23x0
Functions: find grep xargs
-5

Finds a string in files recursively below the current directory on systems without the "egrep" and its "-r" functionality.

grep -lr -e '<oldword>' * | xargs sed -i 's/<oldword>/<newword>/g'
2011-08-27 02:42:51
User: o0110o
Functions: grep sed xargs
5

- grep for the word in a files, use recursion (to find files in sub directories), and list only file matches

-| xargs passes the results from the grep command to sed

-sed -i uses a regular expression (regex) to evaluate the change: s (search) / search word / target word / g (global replace)

find . -iname '*.conf' | xargs grep "searh string" -sl
allVideos() { find ./ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 file -iNf - | grep ": video/" | cut -d: -f1; }
2011-08-19 11:58:59
User: totti
Functions: cut file find grep xargs
0

Videos are found using their MIME type. Thus no need to for an extension for the video file.

This is a efficent version of "jnash" cmd (4086). Thanks for jnash. This cmd will only show video files while his cmd show files having "video" anywhere in path.

find . -name "directory_name" -type d -print0 | xargs -0 -i rm -rf {}
sort -R /usr/share/dict/british | grep -v -m4 ^\{1,10\}$ | tr [:upper:] [:lower:] | tr "\n" " " | tr -d "'s" | xargs -0 echo
2011-08-16 10:11:21
User: takac
Functions: grep sort tr xargs
Tags: tr xkcd
-1

Doesn't use shuf, its much faster with "shuf -n4" instead of sort -R

lsr() { find "${@:-.}" -print0 |sort -z |xargs -0 ls $LS_OPTIONS -dla; }
2011-08-15 03:10:58
User: h3xx
Functions: find ls sort xargs
2

Tells you everything you could ever want to know about all files and subdirectories. Great for package creators. Totally secure too.

On my Slackware box, this gets set upon login:

LS_OPTIONS='-F -b -T 0 --color=auto'

and

alias ls='/bin/ls $LS_OPTIONS'

which works great.

svn st | grep '^?' | sed -e 's/\?[[:space:]]*//' | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -0 svn add
find . -type d -name 'CVS' | xargs rm -r
pgrep -u username php5-fcgi | xargs kill -9
vim -p `grep -r PATTERN TARGET_DIR | cut -f1 -d: | sort | uniq | xargs echo -n`
find . -type d|xargs tar rf ~/dirstructure.tar --no-recursion
2011-08-03 16:21:10
User: gdevarajan
Functions: find tar xargs
1

The original suggestion did not work for me, when operating on folders located on an external mount (ie other than the root device) in Ubuntu. A variation using xargs does the trick.

ipcs -ma | awk '/^m / { if ($9 == 0) { print $2 }}' | xargs -n 1 ipcrm -m
2011-07-26 15:53:59
User: keymon
Functions: awk ipcrm ipcs xargs
0

It can work for message queue, semaphore set or shared memory just changing the parameter.